Probate Law (PL)

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The MBA’s Probate Law Section concentrates on legal and practical issues in the areas of estate planning, elder law and probate administration and litigation. Section members are involved in Probate Court procedures; shaping legislation and practice methods that update and improve practice areas.


October Trust Administration Practice Group

You are invited to attend the Trust Administration Practice Group meeting scheduled for Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 12-2 pm at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston.

The topic for today's meeting will... MORE

Trust Administration Practice Group Meeting

The Trust Administration Practice Group invites you to attend the June 10, 2014 meeting from 12-2 pm at the MBA, 20 West St., Boston.

The guest speakers for this meeting will be:

Peter Shapland,... MORE

New Trust Administration Practice Group - Introductory Meeting

The Probate Law Section invites all MBA members who are interested in joining the newly formed Trust Administration Practice Group to attend the introductory meeting on March 4, 2014 from 12-2 pm... MORE


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    Roy Dean Humphrey

    Probate Law (PL)

    I am looking for the Will of Roy Dean Humphrey who passed on October 11, 2013. The copy of the Will we have was executed by Stephen Olsson. We are looking for the orginal Will. From what we have determined is that Atty Olsson may be deceased but is not longer in practice. If anyone has information we would be appreciated. Thank you Lynne Goodnow 978-249-7400 MORE

  • Lisa Rico

    Federal Estate Tax Law Update

    Probate Law (PL)

    On January 2, 2013 President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “Act”). The Act has brought some welcome permanency to estate planning. Under the Act, the 2012 federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax laws remain in effect. Specifically, the federal estate and lifetime gift tax applicable exclusion amount and the generation-skipping transfer tax exemption amount — the amounts a taxpayer may transfer without incurring estate, gift... MORE


Jennifer L. Laucirica (left), chair
Timothy D.  Sullivan (right), vice chair

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Section Council member information..


Jayne B. Tyrrell, executive director of the Massachusetts Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts program, is the the June Access to Justice Member of the Month.

Tyrrell's dedication to the core values of the section inspires everyone who comes in contact with her," MBA President Edward W. McIntyre said.

Tyrrell has worked with IOLTA for nearly two decades. After first approving
IOLTA as a voluntary program in 1985, the Supreme Judicial Court made it mandatory in 1989. Tyrrell was hired as a consultant at that time to help with the transition of the new requirements of all participating attorneys to keep nominal, short-term client deposits in interest-bearing accounts. Following that transition, she accepted the offer to serve as executive director and 20 years later, remains passionate about her influential role.


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